Gwyn Hughes Jones
He made his operatic debut in 1995 with the Welsh National Opera as Ismaele. Among the roles he has sung for the Welsh National Opera are Duca, Rodolfo, Nemorino, Faust, Pinkerton and José. Roles for other British companies include Pinkerton and Macduff for Covent Garden, Lenskij, Rinuccio, Rodolfo and Pinkerton for the English National Opera.
Crossing the channel, Hughes Jones made his debut as Ismaele at the Paris Opéra and subsequently sang Camille de Rossillon there. Other appearances outside Great Britain include Werther for Lyon Opéra, Fenton for La Monnaie, Rodolfo for the Norwegian National Opera, José for the Norwegian National Opera and Music Theatre Trondheim and Pinkerton at the Festival Lírico Internacional de San Lorenzo de El Escorial.
In 1999, Hughes Jones crossed the Atlantic and made his American debut as Fenton for the Lyric Opera of Chicago. In the same year, he appeared at the San Francisco Opera singing Rodolfo and Ismaele. In 2001, Gwyn made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera singing Ismaele. Hughes Jones sang also Fenton at the Metropolitan Opera, Pinkerton and Rodolfo for the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Ernesto for the Florida Grand Opera. In 2007, Hughes Jones made his debut with the Santa Fe Opera singing Rodolfo and in 2008, made his debut for Los Angeles Opera singing Cavaradossi.
In 2009, Hughes Jones sang Calaf for the English National Opera,
Don José and Duca for the Welsh National Opera.
during 2010, Hughes Jones returned to the English National Opera to sing Rodolfo
and to the
Welsh National Opera as Manrico.
At least one knowledgeable person among the New York audience.
I wish to thank Ross Halper for the recording (Tosca).